Episode 13: The Yuri/Furry episode. Or is it?

We’ve got a good show for you this time. We review the latest news, and our regulars Bleach and Naruto. We also review Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Prince of Tennis and Magikano.

Magikano – Download Now!
Prince of Tennis – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes:

News:

Kite Live-Action Directors Chosen
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8232

Evangelion #1 at Amazon – Sort of…
Due to a pricing glitch, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Collection was listed for $5.99 on Amazon.com. As a result, the DVD set rose to the number 1 status on their daily best sellers list. Orders placed for the set at $5.99 will not be honored.

Cartoon Network to Air Ghibli Movies
Cartoon Network has picked up the rights to broadcast the Studio Ghibli library of movies from sister network Turner Classic Movies. The first of the films, Spirited Away, will air on the Fridays block on February 3 at 7PM. Thanks to Daikun for this item.

Blood+ Licensed
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8241

The Anime Network on Akimbo
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8244

Priest Live-Action Movie
Andrew Douglas, director of Amityville Horror, is to direct a live-action adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung’s Priest, a manhwa available in North America from Tokyopop. Production is scheduled to start this summer. Thanks to Murphix for this item.

Samurai Champloo on Friday Night Fix
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8249

Tokyo Anime Center to Open in Akihabara
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8251

ADV Podcasts on iTunes
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8252

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Trailer
Harmony Gold has released a quicktime trailer for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles from NATPE. Available in high resolution and low resolution.
high resolution – http://www.theshadowchronicles.com/trailer.php?id=nateaser&size=480
low resolution – http://www.theshadowchronicles.com/trailer.php?id=nateaser&size=240

Green Green Licensed by Media Blasters
Media Blasters has solicited Green Green volume 1 for release May 16.

Princess Mononoke on YTV Saturday
YTV will be airing Princess Mononoke Saturday night at 9pm.

Brattle Anime Festival in Cambridge
On Saturday February 25, the Brattle theater in Cambridge, MA will hold an 18 hour anime festival. Starting at 6pm the Brattle will show anime such as Evangelion episodes 21-24; Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer; Azumanga Daioh!; Samurai X and more. Details are available.
http://www.brattlefilm.org/brattlefilm/tbaf/

Reviews:

Magikano
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magikano
http://www.magikano.com/

Prince of Tennis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_tennis
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/tennipri/
http://www.tenipuri.com/main.html

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimi_Ga_Nozomu_Eien
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1243,ohjgii,kimi_ga_nozomu_.html
http://www.age-soft.jp/Product/Kimibo/index.htm
http://www.kiminozo.com/

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Episode 12: The Yaoi Episode? Nope, not really

We’ve got another great show for you this week. We’ve got Chigo who talks about Firefly, we talk about Kurau: Phantom Memory and Gun x Sword. We also have all the news and a quick tutorial on podcasting.

Gun x Sword: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Firefly: Download Now!!! – Actually Buy Now!!!
Kurau: Phantom Memory: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.

Show Notes:

News:

Angel/Dust neo to be Serialized in Newtype USA
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1468

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1467

On April 11 Bandai will release the Vision of Escaflowne Complete DVD Collection for $49.98
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalo…

JAST USA Announces First “Boy’s Love” PC Dating-Game
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1465

Anime Network SVOD Available on Cox
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1462

Otaku Murderer Death Sentence Upheld
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8202

Death Note Movies
http://www.manganews.net/

FUNimation licenses xxxHolic/Tsubasa movie, Tsubasa TV series
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8193

Hellsing OVA Preview TV Broadcast Announced
http://www.animenation.net/news/index.php
http://www.geneon-ent.co.jp/rondorobe/anime/hellsing/

Reviews:

Gun x Sword
http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/m-serve/gunsword/
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1737,lzvngj,gun_x_sword.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_X_Sword

Firefly
http://www.fireflywiki.org/
http://www.scifispace.com/html/firefly.php
http://www.fireflyfans.net/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product…
http://www.serenitymovie.com/

Kurau: Phantom Memory
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4079
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1435,wnitsi,phantom_memory_.html
http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/anime/kurau/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=5174

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Episode 11: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

we’ve got a great episode this week. We review Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu, Elfen Lied and Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~. We discuss a nice Highwind figure that Wetall lent us, and the Ichigo figure Batou gave me.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Download Now!
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Elfen Lied – Download Now!/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~ – Look for a more thorough review and recommendation as more is out.

Show Notes:

News:

CPM Seeking Interns
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8162

Utena Set for $99.95
Later this year Central Park Media will be re-pricing and re-releasing Revolutionary Girl Utena on DVD. In the mean time they’ve set up a pre-order. From now until January 31, the entire Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, and a limited edition Utena T-Shirt are available for $99.95. CPM will ship all the sets in February.

Shinichiro Watanabe in Detroit
On February 8, Shinichiro Watanabe will be in Detroit, Michigan. He will show clips from the Animatrix and Samurai Champloo and discuss creative and technical aspects of his work. The event will take place at the Detroit Film Theater, at 7:30pm.

Reviews:

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII:_Advent_Children
http://na.square-enix.com/dvd/ff7ac/
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/dvd/ff7ac/

Wetall’s Highwind Model
Final Fantasy VII Highwind Model

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4732
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/animeister/iriya/
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1477,loqhit,iriya_no_sora_u.html

Elfen Lied
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfen_Lied
http://www.vap.co.jp/elfenlied/

Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,3135,vijqxa,kashimashi____g.html
http://kasimasi.com/

Other:

Toys N Joys
http://www.toysnjoys.com/

The sweet Ichigo figure Batou got me
Kurosaki Ichigo Picture

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Episode 10: The Twins episode

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This week Chigo was too busy translating, but Rukia joins us. We discuss news, the lack of Bleach, and types of food we learned about and now eat because of Anime. We review Futakoi, Lamune and Naruto. Why is it called the Twins episode? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Futakoi: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.
Lamune: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.

Show Notes:

Site Related Info:
The song that plays at the end of the shows is the opening theme from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase. It’s called “Neko Mimi Mode”, and is performed by “Dimitri from Paris”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukuyomi_-_Moon_Phase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimitri_from_Paris

News:

New Dragonball Z website launched
http://www.dragonballz.com/

The Top Movies of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8109

The Top Animated Movies of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8133

The Top DVD sales of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8104

Hayao Miyazaki turns 65
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=51

Miyazaki movies on Turner Classic Movies
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1343
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/thismonth/article/?cid=114160

TCM Offers Offer the Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD & Book Sweepstakes
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1437
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/sweepstake/index.jsp

7 new anime series announced
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8097

Mamoru Oshii Interview on BBC Four
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/cinema/features/asian-invasion1.shtml

Reviews:

Futakoi
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1634,zxbufq,futakoi.html
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/hutakoi/
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/futakoi/index.php
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/futakoi/twins3.php
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/futakoi/

Lamune
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1807,iitytn,lamune.html
http://www.lamune.jp/

Food

Pocky
http://www.glico.co.jp/pocky/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocky

Curry Rice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Curry
http://www.house-foods.com/our_products/imported_products.html#curry See “Retort Foods”

Ramen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramen
http://www.oshima-ramen.co.jp/

Oden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden

Okonomiyaki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okonomiyaki

Sushi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi

Natto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natto

Tofu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu

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